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    Quote Originally Posted by PikeCoGreenTractorMan View Post
    I'm glad that this thread popped up. Clamp-on forks are on my wish list for next spring. I've got some logs to move, brush piles to rearrange/burn, and I've long thought that some quality clamp on bucket forks would be most useful in my operation.

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    I don't have forks.

    What you describe is what I would consider grapple work.

    Try using a grapple for the work you describe above.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PikeCoGreenTractorMan View Post
    I'm glad that this thread popped up. Clamp-on forks are on my wish list for next spring. I've got some logs to move, brush piles to rearrange/burn, and I've long thought that some quality clamp on bucket forks would be most useful in my operation.

    Brian
    Brian, I think most of us would encourage you to forego the clamp on forks.

    I don't believe you will be happy. ...and they are more difficult to attach than the JD Quick Attach compatible forks.

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    I agree don't get clamp on forks. In the three years I have had a FEL I have never used the bucket. My Forks are on it all the time.
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    Since Buying My Artillian Forks I barely use the Bucket even. Usually have the forks On with the Backhoe But I have 3 tractors with a Loader. Now that I also have a dedicated Mowing tractor I usually have the 45 loader On MY X748 so it allows Me to keep the forks On 2025R 90% of the time
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tractor Tim View Post
    Brian, I think most of us would encourage you to forego the clamp on forks. "I agree"
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    I don't believe you will be happy. ...and they are more difficult to attach than the JD Quick Attach compatible forks.

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    I love my JD forks with the Quick Attach

    For example, I unloaded a 450 lb pallet from a transport truck and no one got hurt or injured their backs . . . price of the forks are minor compared to health and convenience
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    Mike you'll have plenty of use for the forks when you put the addition on your shop.
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    I had a set of pallet forks with the orange tractor that I had 17 hours on. I would say 12 of those hours were with the pallet forks on, and when I sold the tractor to buy the 2032R I knew I needed another set of forks because for me they are more handy than the loader bucket. I just ordered a set of Artillian forks for the Deere and they will be on the loader the majority of the time. I found more uses for forks than I ever could imagine, let alone to use them to move pallets with implements on.
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    When I have used the clamp on forks my lifting capability seems to go down? I'm not sure but I'm thinking its due to the hydraulic capacity and the load being farther out from the bucket?

    Any thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cereus57 View Post
    When I have used the clamp on forks my lifting capability seems to go down? I'm not sure but I'm thinking its due to the hydraulic capacity and the load being farther out from the bucket?

    Any thoughts?
    The load is out further, requiring more power to lift the same amount.


    My forks don't get much use. The grapple hogs the Artillian frame and is on the tractor 99% of the time.

    When I need them, I have them. Otherwise they don't take up much space.
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